High School Plein Air

Guest Speaker

Open to the Public –
The Cincinnati Art Club is in it’s fifth year of sponsoring the Greater Cincinnati High School Plein Air Competition and Exhibition. An invitiation goes out to high school art teachers in the Greater Cincinnati region to nominate their best art students to attend our annual event. Those high school students accepted into the competition meet on two days over a weekend to work from life in an outdoor setting, or working “en plein air.” Using supplied materials, all the artists are free to create their own interpretation of the venue.

The High School Plein Air location has changed over the years. Our first two events were hosted by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botantical Gardens, we then moved to Cincinnati Park’s Eden Park and have been at Greenacres Arts Center for last year and this. We extend our warmest thanks to these hosts for their support and warm welcome!

We also cannot thank our sponsors enough for their gracious support! A special shout out to Plaza Artists Supplies and an Anonymous Donor for their gererosity.

For more infomation, email: hspleinair@cincinnatiartclub.com

This Year’s HSPA–

Exhibition of Works

Herman & Bessie Wessel Gallery
Cincinnati Art Club

To see exhibited works click HERE

October 3, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Awards: 3:30 PM
Open to the Public


September 11 & 12, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Greenacres Arts Center

2021-22 Competition

Winning Artists

Gallery of Works

Candid Photos from HSPA